What better time to dust off your bike and take to the trails than during our current situation? Did you know biking is the best social distancing vehicle? Not only does it get you from one place to another without emitting any c02 emissions, but it's also great for your physical and mental well being.
May is National Bike Month. We encourage you to give it a try whether you're riding for fun, fitness or with family, or taking essential trips.
4 STEPS TO GET RIDING
1. Getting your bike ready to ride
Does your bike need some TLC? Before riding be sure to check everything is in working order.
Do some basic maintenance yourself - here are some great guides from the League of American Bicyclists.
Take your bike to your local bike shop - find a local bike shop here.
2. Brush up on your essential cycling skills
Knowing and practicing some essential biking skills will help give you confidence on two wheels.
3. Find an appropriate route to ride
When first starting out it's best to find quieter routes where traffic is slower. Our region also has several great trail connections:
4. Practice, build up your confidence, and enjoy the ride!
Confidence whilst cycling comes with practice, so enjoying a number of rides on quiet streets, parks and multi-use paths etc. will help increase yours.